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2021 Fall Newsletter
  • Winter Desiccation
  • Thirst Knows No Season
  • PHC Corner: Fall Applications & Watering

Winter Desiccation

The cold winter months are approaching, and fall is the season to help prepare sensitive tree species for the dormant season. Certain species, especially evergreens, are susceptible to “drying out,” or desiccation, during the winter, which can be problematic to the overall health of trees. 

Water resources become unavailable to tree root systems in the winter months. Trees planted in areas that have a high exposure to wind and/or salt spray are more susceptible to desiccation or “burn.” Fortunately, there is a treatment that can be applied to evergreen trees to help minimize the damage that desiccation causes.

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2021 Spring Newsletter
  • Mulch: How Does It Benefit Your Trees & Landscape?
  • What Is Deadwood Pruning?
  • Message From Our Board Certified Master Arborist.

Mulch: How does it benefit your trees and landscape?

Adding wood or leaf mulch will provide a multitude of benefits to your trees and landscape beds. These benefits include soil temperature management, nutrients through decomposition, water retention, landscape aesthetics, physical protection from foot traffic or lawn mowing equipment, and much more.

As you walk through the woods, the ground feels a bit spongy and soft, that is
called the duff layer.

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2021 Fall Newsletter
  • Winter Desiccation
  • Thirst Knows No Season
  • PHC Corner: Fall Applications & Watering
2021 Spring Newsletter
  • Mulch: How Does It Benefit Your Trees & Landscape?
  • What Is Deadwood Pruning?
  • Message From Our Board Certified Master Arborist.
2020 Fall Newsletter
  • Leaf Mulch
  • Have you met BOB yet?
  • Rain: Feast or Famine
2020 Spring Newsletter
  • Growing the Tree Care Work Force
  • Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker
  • Go Paperless
2019 Fall Newsletter
  • Happy OAKtober!
  • PHC Corner: Root Collar Excavation
  • Tree of the Month – Eucaluptus
2019 Spring Newsletter
  • Wide World of Arboriculture
  • Spurce Tree Not Looking Too Sprucy?
  • Tree of the Month – Gymnocladus Dioicus
2018 Fall Newsletter
  • Winter Discount
  • In Memoriam…
  • Tree of the Month – Cercidiphyllum Japonicum KATSURA
2018 Spring Newsletter
  • Urban Wood Utilization
  • The Right Tree, The Right Place
  • Tree of the Month – Corylus Americana
2017 Fall Newsletter
  • Winter Work
  • Do What Matters Now
  • Late Season Watering
2017 Spring Newsletter
  • Water is the Key to Life
  • Boxwood Blight
  • Tree of the Month – Diospyros Virginiana
2016 Fall Newsletter
  • What Does a TCIA Accredited Mean
  • Getting to the Root of the Problem
  • Preventing Spring Pests with Fall Treatments
2016 Spring Newsletter
  • Choose Wisely
  • How We Determine the Best Treatments for your Trees
  • Featured Tree of the Season
2015 Spring Newsletter
  • Cost of Not Spending
  • Girdling Root System
  • E-Corner
2014 Fall Newsletter
  • Are Evergreens Forever Green
  • How Did Your Birch & Oak Trees Look This Year
  • Featured Tree of the Season
2014 Spring Newsletter
  • 40th Anniversary
  • New Addition to Our Fleet
  • Jump Start Spring
  • Turning Over a New Leaf
2013 Fall Newsletter
  • Decline of the Infected Ash Tree
  • One Last Climb
  • Miyabe Maple (Feature Tree)
2013 Spring Newsletter
  • Drought Stress
  • 2013 Tree Climbing
  • The First Sign of Spring
2012 Fall Newsletter
  • Cool Wather
  • Change
  • Harvest Time
2012 Spring Newsletter
  • Renewal
  • Rebirth
  • Regrowth
2011 Fall Newsletter
  • Chilly Weather
  • Falling Leaves
  • Dormant Trees
2011 Spring Newsletter
  • Springs Brings Growth to KTS
  • The Quest to Sydney
  • Arbor Day and the Benefit of Trees
2010 Spring Newsletter
  • Autumn Essentials
  • 2009 Plant Health Care Year in Review
  • Sassafras – The Root Beer Tree
2009 Spring Newsletter
  • Celebrate Arbor Day, Plant It Forward!
  • Mulch a Tree’s Best Friend
  • What Does “Certificate of Insurance” Mean to Me?
2009 Fall Newsletter
  • Celebrate Arbor Day, Plant It Forward!
  • Mulch a Tree’s Best Friend
  • What Does “Certificate of Insurance” Mean to Me?